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IRTS Radio News Bulletin Sunday October 27th 2002

Morse Testing

A Morse Testing session has been arranged for Coolmine Community School, Dublin on Saturday the 9th of November at 11.30 a.m. Anybody interested in taking this test, which will be at the new standard of 5 words per minute, should register as soon as possible with Sean Donelan EI4GK, phone number 01 2821420 or e-mail The fee for the test is €12.70 and candidates are reminded that they also need to provide photo ID - preferably Passport or Drivers Licence.

Tipperary Amateur Radio Group

The Annual General Meeting of the Tipperary Amateur Radio Group takes place on Thursday the 7th of November in Raheen House Hotel Clonmel. The meeting commences at 8 p.m. The usual good attendance is requested for this important meeting.

Please note that the AGM is a closed meeting for current members only. Visitors and friends are most welcome to join us at our regular monthly meetings which take on the first Thursday of every month in Raheen House, Clonmel.

South Eastern Amateur Radio Group

There has been good response to the clubs recent notification of running night classes leading up to the theory exam. The classes are going to go ahead very soon. If anyone else is interested in participating, please contact Mark EI7IS on 087-6302026 or e-mail the club at For more information visit the clubs website on

Tir Conaill Amateur Radio Club

The Tir Conaill amateur Radio Club held it's AGM recently. The meeting was well attended and the following officers were elected; President - Frank McCarron EI6EI, Chairman and PRO - Danny Bonner EI6GS, Vice Chairman - Mickey Bonar EI6HY, Treasurer - Joe Arnold EI-1318, Assistant Treasurer - Martin Gillespie EI8GP, Secretary - Leo McGranaghan EI6IT, Assistant Secretary - Laurence Byrne EI4FW, Oifigeach na Gaeilge - John Timoney EI8DBB and IRTS Club Rep - Ken McDermott EI4DW.

South Dublin Radio Club

South Dublin Radio Club participated in the JOTA weekend, by setting up and operating HF and VHF stations for the Wicklow Scouts. There was considerable interest from the scouts, most of whom were keen to take the mike; many of them spoke to JOTA stations in Ireland and abroad. SDR members were put to the test, answering questions on antennas and propagation, as well as the different modes and frequencies used by radio experimenters.

At a recent Tuesday night meeting of SDR, the winners of the club's Spring Challenge were presented with their trophies. The winners were Tom Kelly EI2AJ (Restricted Section) and Joe Ryan EI7GY (Open Section). A near-record attendance of 30 were present at the meeting to congratulate the winners.

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